5 Tips to Getting a Donors Choose Project Funded

Are there things you need to make your classroom run smoothly?  Do you need basic necessities for your students to learn?  Or do you have a special project in mind that requires specific materials? Like you, I have answered yes to all of these questions at some point in my teaching career.  We all know that district and school budgets are tight, but there are other options.  What, you say?  Donors Choose!

The Best Read Alouds for Halloween

As you all probably know, I LOVE picture books.  I love reading them and sharing them with my students.  I think October has some of the best seasonal/holiday picture books around.  I'm going to share with you some of my favorite HALLOWEEN books and how I use them in the classroom.


How to Keep Your Students Engaged Before Halloween

It's OCTOBER!  Where did September go?   As I think forward to the end of the month, I'm already thinking about how to keep my students actively learning around the craziness that is Halloween.  Unfortunately, this year, Halloween is on a Monday, so that means I have a full week of keeping them engaged and learning after a late night of trick-or-treating on the first day of the school week.  Fingers crossed that our city schedules trick-or-treating for over the weekend.  Even if they do, it's going to be a LLLOOOONNNNGGGG week.  Well, I'm here to help you! Let me introduce you to the Pumpkin Investigation!
How to keep your students engaged before Halloween with a pumpkin investigation

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